TIL Despite how popular Oyster mushrooms are in East Asian cuisine, it was first cultivated in Germany during WW1

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  1. Thanks! I don’t know what amazes me more: that it was first grown in Germany as a “subsistence measure,” or that it is a source of vitamin C. I am a big fan but the rest of my family just can’t warm to mushrooms shaped differently than the standard.

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